EMC, the Hopkinton-based storage technology company, is asking a federal judge to let it bar a California man's proposed change in its governance from its annual proxy statements.
And it's asking the judge in US District Court in Boston to make it snappy, because the statements need to go out to shareholders by the end of March.
EMC says that even ignoring the fact that John Chevedden is a serial proxy filer, his effort to require the chairman of EMC's board to be "independent" is both a violation of SEC rules because he doesn't own any EMC stock and because it's just stupid.
Chevedden, of Redondo Beach, CA, has filed hundreds of proxy motions at scores of companies since being laid off as an aerospace engineer in the 1990s.
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